A 91-year-old mobster convicted of putting a hit on John Gotti was denied release from prison by a federal judge.
Louis “Bobby” Manna, a former consigliere of the Genovese crime family, has been imprisoned for more than three decades, following his 1989 conviction for ordering the failed Gotti assassination, and orchestrating the murder of organized-crime figure Irwin “Fat Man” Schiff, NJ.com reported.
After learning of the planned Gotti hit through a wiretap at one of Manna’s hangouts, a restaurant in Hoboken, the FBI warned the Dapper Don, then-boss of the Gambino crime family.
Manna’s attorney, Jeremy Iandolo, argued in an Oct. 20 motion that Manna — who is in poor health — had “paid his debt to society.”
But Judge Peter G. Sheridan rejected the request Nov. 16.
“He was a leader of the Genovese crime family, a role he performed through violence and intimidation,” Sheridan ruled. “His numerous crimes were extremely serious and heinous.”
Manna is serving a sentence of 80 years.
In 1989, following Manna’s conviction, Samuel Alito Jr. — then an assistant U.S. attorney, today a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court — said: “Bobby Manna is the third-ranking figure in the Genovese crime family, which has been the leading force in organized crime in this state for decades through its stranglehold on the unions,” according to the Bergen Record.
He’s behind bars at the Federal Medical Center, Rochester, Minn.
His release date is Nov. 7, 2054 — when Manna would be 124.
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